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de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz),
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.
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devitalize

(dē-vīt′ăl-īz″) [ de- + vital]
1. To destroy or lose vitality; make or become lifeless.
2. In biology, to deprive of a normal supply of nutrients and oxygen.
3. In dentistry, to destroy the vitality of a tooth or the pulp of a tooth. devitalization (-vīt″ăl-ĭ-zā′shŏn) devitalized (-īzd″), adjective
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de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz)
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.
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Due to so many negative effects of pulp devitalization, the devitalizing agents have been abandoned in modern endodontic practice for procedures under local anesthesia [11,13].
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